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Author/Artist: The Kinks
Title: Waterloo Sunset
Transcribed by: Inky
E-mail: michael_inkpen@hotmail.com

Capo 2nd fret

This song can be played as tabbed with or without a capo, a capo on 2nd fret just brings 
to its recorded pitch.


[INTRO]

(BASS INTRO PART)
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|7-777-77--5-555-55--4-444-44--2-222-22------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------5-555-55--4-444-44--2-222-22------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(GUITAR INTRO PART - palm muted)
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-5--555--555--555--555--555--555--555--555--555--555--555--555--555-------|

- Both above played simultaneously - immediately followed by the "Main Riff" (below) on 
with the bass playing the chord sequence for line one of the verse.


[MAIN RIFF]
                D              A            G
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------3-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--2/4-2---2/4-2----------2------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------2-2/4-2---2/4-2--------4-2-------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------0-2-0-----5-2~--------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[VERSES]


LEAD GUITAR: Variations (palm mute, skipped notes) of 'Main Riff + Verse
             Fill' (lines 1,2,4 of verse) and chords (lines 3,5,6)

   GUITAR 2: Plays chords throughout

       BASS: Plays chords throughout


[MAIN RIFF + VERSE FILL]

             D            A            G
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------3------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-2/4-2---4-2----------2---------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------2-2/4-2---4-2--------4-2------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------0-2-0-----5-2/7-9-7\-------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------7~----------------------|


[Verse 1]

                  D                    A                 G
     1 Dirty old river, must you keep rolling, rolling into the night
                 D                 A                   G
     2 People so busy make me feel dizzy, taxi lights shine so bright
              Em  B        E7         A
     3 But I don't need no friends
                    D                A               G             G F# E
     4 As long as I gaze on Waterloo Sunset, I am in paradise
                   E7                        A           G F# E
     5 Every day I look at the world from my window
                            E7             A7
     6 The chilly-chilliest evening time,  Waterloo sunset's fine


[Verse 2]

     Terry meets Julie, Waterloo Station, every Friday night
     But I am so lazy, don't want to wander, I stay at home at night
     But I don't feel afraid
     As long as I gaze on Waterloo Sunset, I am in paradise
     Every day I look at the world from my window
     The chilly-chilliest evening time,  Waterloo sunset's fine


[Verse 3]

     Millions of people swarming like flies round Waterloo underground
     But Terry and Julie cross over the river where they feel safe and sound
     And they don't need no friends
     As long as they gaze on Waterloo Sunset they are in paradise

EXTRAS - During "Waterloo sunset's fine" at end of verse 1 and 2, "Bass Intro 
Intro Part" are played


[Outro]


- 1x "Main Riff" then outro chord played to fade (as below)

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-777---7---7---7---777--7---7---7-----------------------------------------|
A|-777---7---7---7---777--7---7---7-----------------------------------------|
E|-555---5---5---5---555--5---5---5-----------------------------------------|


************************************

| /  Slide up
| \  Slide down
| ~  Vibrato

************************************

            
            
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Duststone 30 Aug 17, 2006 11:17 AM

nice

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prt1990 10 Jul 12, 2008 01:53 PM

There are 18 notes in the 'main riff intro', not 21.


I play it:

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------3-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----4-2----4---2---------2------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------2-4-2----4---2---------4--2----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------0-2-0--------5--2----------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

My timing isn't written very well though, sorry =/

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oglockwood 10 Sep 12, 2008 04:38 AM

the verse fill is wrong; check out the power tab.

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